Pistol Permit Application
Applications are free of charge and may be printed via the link below or picked up during normal business hours.
PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY BEFORE YOU COMPLETE YOUR PAPERWORK.
Please click the link below to open the application and print it. For your convenience, you may SAVE the application to your computer, fill it in electronically, and then print for signatures and bring it to your appointment.
You will undergo various background checks by NYS, FBI, and local police agencies where you currently reside, or have in the past. Any additional fees required by these agencies for the background checks are your responsibility. If additional fees are required, you will be notified by our office in writing with instructions for submitting payment.
Upon approval of your pistol permit application a $5.00 filing fee is payable to Madison County Clerk and a $10.00 new permit fee is payable to Madison County Sheriff's Office.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is charged with conducting a thorough investigation of all handgun applicants domiciled within this County. This entails requesting, receiving and reviewing various records and reports from numerous New York State agencies and entities. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office does not have the capability to obtain these records and/or reports from comparable agencies and entities outside of New York State for non-domiciliary applicants.
As a result, an applicant who is domiciled outside of New York State will have to arrange with comparable agencies and entities in their state of domicile to have the necessary documentation sent to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. This task will be, at best, difficult and time consuming and, at worst, perhaps impossible. Nevertheless, without this documentation, the application must be denied and the applicant’s application fee will be forfeited. Applicants domiciled outside of New York State are thus warned of this considerable and significant obstacle.
You can contact the Madison County Pistol Permit Investigator at 315-366-2426 to obtain information on what documentation you would be required to provide from the state in which you are domiciled.Our forms utilize Abode Acrobat Reader, available as a free download